Cilantro Lime Creme

Cilantro Lime Creme

MMMMMMMM, cilantro. Lime. Creme.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it. There are a few things in this world I love more than a good sauce. family dogs a good sauce I have to have a dip or sauce at…

BBQ Chicken Salad

BBQ Chicken Salad

This is the salad you make when you want something decadent, but still need to fit in your jeans.  I absolutely love this salad.  It’s a copy cat from my favorite soup, salad and sandwich restaurant. (eh, Panera.) I have gotten…

Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Skillet Chicken Fajitas.  How I love thee. Let me count the ways: You are easy You are delicious You are fast You are nutritious! This Skillet Chicken Fajitas dinner takes less than 20 minutes to whip up! That includes…

Freezer Friendly Potato Soup

Freezer Friendly Potato Soup

  I. Love. Potatoes. It’s true. When I think about family dinners growing up, we must have had potatoes at least 3 times a week.  And, why not?? They are affordable and a blank canvas.  You can add pretty much anything to…

Buttermilk Biscuits & Bacon Gravy

Buttermilk Biscuits & Bacon Gravy

It’s Saturday morning, and mama needs breakfast.  Nothing welcomes the weekend quite like biscuits and gravy. During my college days I took quite a few psychology classes (that is my jam, you know), and in one of the classes, our professor…

Strategies for Responding to Negative Behavior

5 Strategies for Responding to Negative Behavior

As you may have read in my previous blog posts, the A.B.C.’s of Behavior and the Function of Behavior , all behavior comes from somewhere.  There is an antecedent (the influencer), the behavior (the observable action), and a consequence (whatever…

The Function of Behavior

Understanding the Function of Behavior

Behavior is communication. No matter your age, race or abilities, all behavior is communication. It’s hard to remember this when your 1 year old is biting your arm, or your 3 year old is screaming in the grocery store, but it’s…

Roasted Pork Chop with Black Peppercorn Sauce

“There is poetry in a pork chop to a hungry man.” – Philip Gibbs Y’all, there is nothing in the world that I love more than a sheet pan dinner. because I hate doing the dishes. because I hate…

The A.B.C.’s of Behavior

Behavior is communication When children use negative behavior, adults are often overcome with some level of frustration.  We don’t know how to react or understand where the behavior is coming from. However, understanding behavior is the key to having…

How to Stay Motivated During Pregnancy

People ask me all the time, “how do you feel?” What I really want to say is, “I’m fat…how do you feel today?”  I don’t.  I just smile and say pleasant things that everyone wants to hear. Motivation during pregnancy is…